PRESS INVITATION-COMMITTEE FOR THE RELEASE OF POLITICAL PRISONERS

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185/3, FOURTH FLOOR, ZAKIR NAGAR, NEW DELHI-110025

Committee for the Release of Political Prisoners is holding a day long PROTEST DHARNA on the 23 JULY Wednesday from 11.30 am onwards at the JANTAR MANTAR. The dharna will highlight the issues confronting the hundreds of thousands of political prisoners incarcerated in various jails in the Indian subcontinent. The speakers who will address the dharna include: Justice Rajinder Sachar, Arputham Ammal (mother of Perarivalan), Arundhati Roy, Prof. AK Ramakrishnan, Prof. P Koya, Prof. Saraswathy, Prof. Jagmohan, Mohd. Ahmad (JIH), N Venuh(NPMHR), Bubumoni Goswami (MASS), Madan Kashyap, Pankaj Bisht, Arun Ferreira, Dr. Aparna, Sumit Chakravarty (Editor, Mainstream), Kanwarpal Singh (Dal Khalsa), Harish Dhawan and others. Kindly send your reporter, camera person to cover the event. The Main demands of the dharna are:

1. UNCONDITIONAL RELEASE OF ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS!

2. REPEAL ALL DRACONIAN LAWS INCLUDING UAPA, AFSPA AND THE ANTI-SEDITION LAW!

3. REMOVE ALL MILITARY/PARAMILITARY FORCES FROM PEOPLE’S STRUGGLE AREAS!

4. POLITICAL PRISONER STATUS TO ALL WHO HAVE BEEN THE TARGETS OF THE STATE’S ‘WAR ON TERROR’, OR THE WAR ON THE ‘SINGLE LARGEST INTERNAL SECURITY THREAT’, STATE-SPONSORED XENOPHOBIA AND HATE CAMPAIGN, CRIMINALISATION OF TRANSGENDERS, LGBT!

5. ABOLISH DEATH PENALTY!

In Solidarity, Rona Wilson Secretary, Public Relations PH: 9810149990

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